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Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Newsstand

Courier Life’s Brooklyn papers are now online!

Courier Life is proud to present the latest print edition of Brooklyn Weekly, which can be found each Sunday in the New York Post. Check it out, along with our other local editions! Comment
Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Big Screecher

Carmine rips The Donald — and cheers a Norwegian Gem!

This week the Screecher hits Donald Trump where it hurts — in his column! Comment

Friday, July 24, 2015

Gerritsen Beach

Movin’ on up

Two-and-a-half years after Hurricane Sandy devastated Southern Brooklyn and changed the rules for flood preparation, the city’s effort to prepare homeowners for the next superstorm is finally getting off the ground — literally. Comment
Fort Greene

Disability visibility: ‘Cripfest’ reclaims the word

Don’t diss their ability! Comment
Coney Island

CB13 needs to fill some big shoes

Community Board 13 is looking for someone to take over the job of former district manager Chuck Reichenthal, who held the post for 22 years. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge has you covered this week

The Ridge is bursting with things to do this weekend! Comment
A Britisher’s View

Iran-eous nuke deal is an atomic catastrophe for liberty lovers

The Iran nuclear pact spells a disaster for everyone except Iran, writes our columnist. Comment

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Coney Island

‘Jokers’ bring joy to MCU Park

The stars of the TruTV show “Impractical Jokers” came to the Cyclones game on July 19 to make the crowd laugh — but they also moved one little girl to tears. Comments (5)
Borough-wide

Veterans Day Parade icon Patrick Gualtieri dies at Bklyn VA Hospital at age 70

Bensonhurst-born vet Patrick Gualtieri, who made the city’s struggling Veterans Day Parade into “America’s Parade” and had it aired across the world, died on July 21 at the age of 70. Comments (1)
Midwood

Murals in Midwood

Call it the power of positive art. Comment
Standing O

Sending thanks to STEM students

Standing O is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment
Manhattan Beach

New science and engineering lab at Kingsborough

This tricked-out new technology lab is meant to stem the decline in science education. Comment
Joe Knows

Ponds can be best in the city

New York City is there for the taking. It’s up to Thomas Jefferson’s Shamorie Ponds to grab it and claim it as his. Comment

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fort Hamilton

The Army goes rolling along

These wounded veterans can really get around. Comment
Mill Basin

Local kid in ‘Pixels’ movie

This Mill Basin kid didn’t even need to grow up to become President. Comment
Borough-wide

Beep: City should take over, merge library systems

Mayor DeBlasio should merge the Brooklyn Public Library with the rest of New York’s library systems and place the whole operation under the control of the city’s Department of Education, says Borough President Adams. Comments (9)
Downtown

G-rooming house! Dog hotel and spa opens Downtown

This is no flea-bag motel! Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Joanna: Give the Donald a chance

Trump may be a big mouth, but he’s a big mouth that speaks to the issues, so our columnist makes the case for “The Donald: 2016.” Comment
Park Slope

Dawn at dusk: Southern singer Dawn Landes plays Friday night in Prospect Park

It is a show to celebrate! Comment
Downtown

Tenants share landlord horror stories at town-hall meeting

Borough President Adams said he organized the meeting to crack down on bad landlords who attempt to harass their tenants out of buildings. Comment
Borough-wide

Former Nets Guard helps streetball team win tourney

The Sean Bell All-Stars proved once again over the weekend why they are still considered the premier streetball team in the city — with help from a former Brooklyn Net. Comment

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Brighton Beach

Teen charged with rape of Brighton Beach senior

The teenager who allegedly raped an 82-year-old Brighton Beach woman was arrested and arraigned in criminal court on July 17. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Trouble parked

Always keep an eye on other cars on the road — parked ones, too. Comment
Bay Ridge

Urban legend: Ridge’s Summer Stroll so big it draws suburban crowds

It’s not just for Bay Ridge anymore. Comments (5)
Marine Park

Firefighters cut open cars to rescue crash victims

Rescuers had to bring out the “Jaws of Life” to extricate the victims of a two-car crash from their vehicles on July 19 in Marine Park. Comment
High School Sports

Alkins prepping for big decisions

Rawle Alkins is quickly learning what a headache it can be having to pick both a prep school and college at the same time. Comment
Borough-wide

Brownsville’s Brown finds early success in overseas basketball career

Rhamel Brown’s future is blossoming on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, as his legacy back home is growing as well. Comments (1)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Gas crash

Gas is hitting a new low, literally. Comment
Dyker Heights

Poly Prep intimidated witnesses in Cuba lawsuit: Plaintiff

Embattled Dyker Heights private school Poly Prep allegedly sent a goon to intimidate people who might speak out against a school administrator accused of retaliating against a whistle-blowing co-worker, according to new court filings in a lawsuit. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Roll on!

Not so fast, Roll-N-Roaster just turned 45! Comments (5)
Coney Island

Health center reopens in Coney

Convenient medical service is finally coming back to Coney Island. Comments (2)
It’s Only My Opinion

More quotes from Stan’s notes

In which our columnist considers the approval ratings of President Obama, Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, and George W. Bush. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

Comrades in Rods

Spirits were high and the waters calm when Brooklyn veterans set sail from Sheepshead Bay on an annual fishing trip on July 8. Comment

Friday, July 17, 2015

Bay Ridge

Grimm ending: Tax-cheat ex-congressman sentenced to eight months

Call him Mikey Jumpsuits. Comments (2)
Brighton Beach

UPDATED Accused Brighton Beach rapist arrested: Cops

UPDATE: Police announced early Friday morning that the suspect was apprehended in the 81st Precinct, which covers part of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Charges are pending, and the investigation remains ongoing, according to cops. Comments (2)
Coney Island

Softball and hard cash for a good cause

Councilman Mark Treyger (D–Coney Island) teamed up with the Coney Island Autism Angels for a charity softball game at MCU Park on July 14. Comment
Red Hook

Biz kids! Hook teens launch marketing company

They’re teen tycoons! Comment
BoroBeat

Read all about it!

New York’s First Lady Chirlane McCray stopped by the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Wednesday to announce the launch of the city’s new plan to distribute 200,000 bundles of baby-books to families with youngsters under the age of 3 over the next two years. McCray took the opportunity to read some of the books and hold a few tots.
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